To be sponsored to attend this marriage retreat is to be loved. I attended the marriage seminar not knowing what to expect. Knowing little about the exercises and drills,I attended with no inhibitions. I testify that if you truly want to learn some things about yourself,if you want to know freedom; freedom of hurts,disappointments,freedom from baggage that has been weighing you down even life long baggage. Know that self love,realization,forgiveness and freedom can be yours. Know that I am and was very,truly blessed.
Lori Houston, TX
This Life Enrichment Boot Camp totally changed my life. I went from being a woman full of fear to a woman full of love for myself and others.
Bryan - Dallas, TX
When I came to the Marriage Boot Camp, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was open to change and gave 100% to the program. During the marriage seminar, I was able to forgive my father, whom I've hadn't had any contact with in over 25 years. More importantly I was finally able to forgive myself. The day after graduation I called my dad. The day after that we met for lunch and have started a brand new relationship.
Amara- Ft. Worth, Tx
This boot camp was the best thing that has happened in my life in a long tome! I met some amazing people and my life was transformed for the better. It was truely the best four days I hve ever spent and for that I am thankful! I am confident, I believe in me, and I will be the light that shines without fear! Special thanks to the wonderful Directors for creating such an awesome bootcamp to help people. You guys rocks!
Lorna - VI
I am from the british virgin islands in the caribbean and i saw your show last night and finally know there is a chance for my marriage to work. I just wish we had this kind of camp here in the caribbean
Bonnie, Plano, Texas
Having been in several grief share groups in the last four years, really thought I probably didn't need this boot camp. Boy, was I wrong!! It was a fantastically awesome four days . . . it kicked my butt and was hard work. But I got rid of my old baggage and forgave the one one person that hurt me the most. The feeling was very euphoric. The directors do a wonderful job of walking and talking everyone through the forrest. The music is fabulous. I feel I was given a great gift from God by the friend who sponsored me. I recommend this boot camp to everybody and anybody, no matter where you are in your life.
Christopher Dallas, TX
The Life Enrichment Conference Camp made me aware of who was in control of my life and who should be in control of my life.
Erika - Dallas
The marriage seminar workshop experience gave me the support and strength to forgive myself for years of pain and doubt. Freed me to be myself and lead a joyous life.
I attended the marriage boot camp and it was an eye opening freeing experience. I went hoping to become friends with my spouse and heal past hurt. We'll I did that and so much more. I knew I had baggage but boy oh boy I didn't know how much. The days were long and exhausting but on that last day you get to joy the freebie feeling of forgiveness. I would recommend this to any and everybody. Love yourself enough and go get healed and enjoy your free self. I also loved the spiritual aspect. Religion was not thrown down your throat and you weren't preached at but the Holy Spirit was in the building comforting us as we embarked on this journey of freeing ourselves through forgiveness. Awesome awesome awesome. The directors were sincere and the trainers were inspirational.
MARCELLA, Brooklyn, NewYork
The marriage bootcamp was not my idea. It was my boyfriend's and although I initially objected, I decided it would be a birthday gift for him. Well, it turned out to be a gift that the both of us would cherish for the rest of our lives. I went in not realizing I was bound by my past and present,unforgiving, not understanding of others, not accepting people for who they were or what they thought. I came out a forgiving, accepting and understanding woman. I came out FREE. I thank God for the things I've endured and the ability to share with others. I thank God for enabling the trainers to do this work. I am grateful for the relationships I've gained through bootcamp. And last, but not least, I thank God for Mark(my boo)for having the desire to do this and the will to give it 100%. I found my heart in Texas.
Kathy - Winnipeg
This marriage boot camp gave me the tools to learn to love myself and have the confidence to look within myself and work with God to gain the answers I need in my daily walk on this earth.
CAMILLE, DALLAS, TX
At the beginning of the bootcamp my husband and I thought we had majority of the tools & resources to allow our marriage to keep going strong. However within the first hour we knew our lives would be changed; and it did! The program is truly required for anyone who wants to be great in life & love themselves. Lastly, thank you to all the trainers whom given up their time to change the world!
Debbie - Houston, Texas
I have never had an experience like the Boot Camp ... it gave me such a sense of Reality in who I am, what I need, and how to get it! I can honestly say my life is changed as a result of attending. I believe God wanted me to have this experience so I could not only see myself the way he does, but react to myself the way he does (in love). I actually found a realistic purpose for myself ... The interactive exercises & games prove that love requires action ... In pulpits and programs across America, there is way too much "identifying" of problems with no action to resolve and no mention of solution. I am personally tired of hearing "about" the problem .... I need answers with the actions that go with them. I need the power of Christ's answers, actions, and solutions instead of "talk". I got answers and action at Boot Camp! Jesus Christ was very real to me there! Thank you, Jim Carroll, and all Boot Camp Staff! Finally, something real!
Peggy - Atlanta
The marriage seminar conference took all of my past hurts, all the way from childhood, and i was able to forgive them and release years of burdens. I actually stood up straighter!
Linda, Little Elm, TX
I feel a peace and serenity that had been missing for a long time. I didn't realize I had been operating in an obsessive cycle of "I must forgive because God wants me to".
A huge weight has been lifted because I experienced rigorous honesty and forgave because it is healthy for me. It is so freeing to not feel guilt and shame because I fall short! God will meet me right where I am.
I have re-gained my sense of purpose.
Luis - Atlanta, GA
This Life Enrichment Boot Camp enabled me to focus my energy into positive energy instead of negative energy. It helped me wash away all anger and open my mind to love.
Mike, Winfield, KS
Before attending the boot camp my marriage and the future of my family was in serious jeopardy. I was extremely skeptical of the program but decided that if this could save my marriage I was willing to give it a try. It was the best thing I have ever done in my life! I gained so much! I also lost so much, like the anger I had carried for so long. After 7 years my wife and i feel like newlyweds and we are both confident we now have the tools to make the feelings last and to be able to be victorious in any situation!
Cindi - Harrisburg, PA
The Marriage Retreat was the most amazing experience of my life!!! I am so sorry that my ex chose not to be a part of this...it would not have saved our marriage, but would have enriched our lives. It did mine and I love be alive and at peace again. May any of you that have doubts...follow you heart, free yourselves and allow our group to sponsor you. God bless!
Bob - Houston, TX
The Marriage Seminar freed me from the pain and anger dealing with my father. I was finally able to talk to my mother about my feelings concerning my father.
Chrissy - Atlanta
Made me a complete person. Enable me to love myself, so I can truly love others.
Wendy - Ottawa, Canada
I can honestly say that it was a life changing experience at the Marriage Seminar. My husband and I went in Oct 2005. He had gone through another seminar that was similar and thought he was not going to get anything out of it - WELL HE GOT ALOT OUT OF IT. We both are glad we INVESTED the time and effort to go. In the class you will have alot of fun - make friends, get a new outlook on life - it was interesting and fabulous.
My coach was outstanding! I think this should be MANDATORY before marriage and about the 10 year mark - It brightened my world. THANK YOU Jim and Dave and all the staff - your making the world a better place!
Colleen - Atlanta, GA
Having done marriage programs like the Marriage Boot Camp before, I came into it thinking I knew what to expect, maybe a blessing or a new positive outlook. Instead, I got a miracle. For the first time ever, I felt God kiss my face. It was physical and real. I feel a belonging and a peace like none other. I know in my heart that God brought me to the Marriage Retreat to find him again and I am so glad I did. I can't wait until my friends and family attend the Marriage Seminar. I want everyone to feel God's touch like I did.
Wayne - Fargo, ND
Simply amazing. Everyone should experience this once in their life.
The Boot Camp opportunity came along at a perfect time in my life; when the relationship I believed would last forever came unraveled in the most unbelieveable way. The experience far exceeded my expectations. I was able to forgive another for their part and myself for staying in for as long as I did. I am now - open, free, deserving, complete, and vulnerable to what ever God has in store for my life. Thank you to all the facilitators and directors. You are sent from above!
Jean, Bedford, TX
I can't believe it made me cry. I didn't expect a reality program to hit home like this one.
Cathy, Blue Ridge Summit, PA
My husband and I attended the marriage boot camp after practically giving up on our marriage of 21 years. This boot camp literally saved our marriage! It was raw, emotional, invigorating and life-changing. It gave us the tools to handle disagreements and wash away a mountain of resentments. Tools that are very easy to implement. Thank you David and the rest of the Marriage Boot Camp and Life Enrichment Team. YOU ROCK!!
Lee - McKinney, Texas
The Marriage Seminar was an awesome experience. As a pastor it helped me to overcome some hidden issues in my life. I fully recommend pastors and their wives to attend the Boot Camp. It will enrich your marriage. Pastor of the First Baptist Church McKinney, Texas
Doug - Dallas, TX
Marriage on the rocks? Are you still in love with your spouse? My Wife and I walked in the door with divorce papers. With the Marriage Boot Camp as our last chance to make it work. Our relationship and the love we have for each other is stronger than ever (we made it.) We now understand each other and learned a lot about ourselves. Get out the relationship tool box because you will come home with a lifetime of tools.
Garry - Dallas
The Marriage Boot Camp opened me up to my own personal hurts and problems and gave me strength to move forward in my relationships with my wife, family, friends and especially with God.
Mindy, Ellicott City, MD
The experience at Life Enrichment and Marriage Boot camp was nothing short of extraordinary. Other than the birth of my children, this has been the single most life changing event in my own life. I have been seeing a psychologist for 5 years, and have gone to marriage counseling for 2, and when they say that the 4 days in boot camp is equivalent to 3-5 years of therapy, that is 150% true. I think EVERYONE and EVERY couple should attend. It is the most AMAZING experience. JUST DO IT! It'll be the best gift you can give yourself, spouse, children, friends, etc.!
BeLinda, Allen, TX
I came to the Boot Camp without hope, not sure if my marriage would last, and hating myself. I did not expect that my life would change the way it did. After dropping my baggage and deciding to move forward, even if my husband didn\'t, I was blessed the third night of the Boot Camp when my husband stood up in front of forgiveness. The experience changed my heart, my life, and helped heal my marriage.
I love myself, I am forgiven, joyous, whole, and free.
Randy - Frisco, Texas
I was on the brink of a lot of destructive things in my life. The Marriage Boot Camp helped me to love myself and most importantly let go of the past that has held me for the last few years. Member of: Stone Bridge United Methodist Church - Pastor Don Smith
Rose - Winnipeg
The Marriage Boot Camp challenged me to be a better person. The Marriage Seminar has allowed me make the choice to move on and let go and forgive. I want to fulfill my purpose in life to the full extent.
Cassandra - Houston, TX
I will have a higher self esteem and confidence about myself. I will be able to go around my family and be able to speak up without feeling like my spirit is being broken. I feel happy and whole since the marriage help at the Boot Camp.
mike and crystal
Our marriage was at the breaking point... we decided to try to "hold on" until we could attend the boot camp. There was infidelity in the marriage and I thought we were going to deal with that...but I learned that we had a LOT more to deal with! At the boot camp my wifeandIfell in love with each other again... we learned how to deal with problems together and how to effectively communicate. Our marriage is stronger than ever!!!! What Jim and David and the whole crew do in those few days is nothing short of miraculous!!
Kelly, Allen, TX
I came through the boot camp in June 2009 sponsored by my best friend after I had hit bottom. I wanted to die. I was in so much pain emotionally, had it not been for the fact that I am a mother to two fantastic boys, I would\'ve ended my life. This was a last-ditch effort for me and out of sheer desperation I went. I didn\'t know what I wanted or expected. Only that I wanted to be different when I walked out of those doors for the final time on Saturday night. The transformation that took place in me was beyond my wildest imagination. I learned to forgive and let go of my past; something that had weighed me down for years. Hour by hour and day by day, the anger and the guilt and shame melted away and I became someone who could love, but more importantly, be loved. If you have ever wanted to do something for yourself that will change you from the inside out, let someone have the blessing of sponsoring you. It will cost you nothing, but it will change EVERYTHING!
Saphire - Dallas
As of Oct. 1 2002, I told my husband we were getting a divorce & I would file for it in six months. This January I went to this Marriage Retreat Boot Camp and in four days I was able to look my husband in the eyes & tell him I didn't want a divorce and how much I loved him.
Members of Prairie Creek Baptist Church
N. J. - Dallas
I learned to forgive and love myself and got rid of all the baggage I carried.
Jacqueline - Houston, TX
The Life Enrichment Boot Camp is wonderful. I was glad to go for the 4 days. It made me realize a lot about myself and how I needed to take direction of my life. I have also started to go back to church, which is something that I let slip away.
Brenda, Dallas, TX
Before I went to Bootcamp, I had no boundaries. I didn't know I could make boundaries and enforce them. But, going through the Bootcamp helped me realize I have the power to do just that. I don't have to acquiesce to the demands of others. I have my own desires and needs that are worthy of being met (not at the expense of others' feelings but in a healthy way). I feel so much healthier!
Deborah - Ottawa
I didn't think this Marriage Boot Camp would benefit me and then on Saturday, my whole life seemed to turn around. I had confidence and begin to smile again. I can't seem to stop smiling! I really seem to like myself again.
Shelly, Kaufman, TX
I went there to learn, so I could help others. But a suprize I didn\'t even know. I had baggage to release. Now I AM FREE!!!! Bless you all so much for helping all of us.
Elaine - Dallas
The Marriage Boot Camp seminar enabled me to release my anger toward God I had harbored since my son died 7 years ago.
Mary-Anne - Winnipeg
The Marriage Boot Camp Retreat enriched my life in all areas.
Charles - Los Angeles
I received two things from the Boot Camp. First, it definitely lightened my load. Second, it totally enlightened my marriage.
Martha - Winnipeg
I made new friends. My fears are gone, and I have a feeling of well-being like body,mind and soul. I was able to find my purpose in life.
Brad - Los Angeles, CA
The Boot Camp was a last ditch effort to save our marriage, it has given us a new begining. The ember of love has been fanned into a flame and now burns brightly. We were given the tools to make our marriage work. Was it easy? NO WAY! Is it worth it? ABSOLUTELY! I am very grateful to all involved with the Boot Camp, what a BLESSING YOU ARE! THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.
Sandy, Scottsdale, Arizona
Wow. I found my smile again. My joy. So now my husband have rediscovered our happiness and are renewed. A week prior to attending I was in a divorce lawyers office. Now I am confident in our future together. PLEASE trust in this program. If you feel you don't have time for counseling THIS IS FOR YOU. WE SAW MIRACLES ALL AROUND US. It feels great to take a nice deep breath again. :) Thank you to all of our new forbere friends and the most amazing team of counselors I've ever met. You have changed our lives.
Jessica - Plano, TX
Marriage Bootcamp helped me save my marriage. I left bootcamp being the confident, determined, free woman I've always wanted to be. Thank You!
Dan - Atlanta, GA
The Marriage Retreat helped break me out of my comfort zone. I learned about who is really in control if I don't forgive.